allergy 

Common Allergy Culprits in Children

Dear Karla, My son has eczema all over his face and very bad asthma. Do you think it could be the milk he is drinking? Amanda Amanda, In Canada, 12 - 25 per cent of children suffer from eczema, with 90 per cent of cases occurring before a chi...

Breastfeeding and Allergies - Did You Have to Change Your Diet?

My cousin and I sat together at a restaurant recently, drooling over the chocolate cake our family was passing around. "I can't have it because I gave up chocolate," I said. "I can't have it because my newborn is allergic to it," she replied. ...

Tagless tees causing skin problems

Kids hate tags. Heck, I hate tags. They're itchy, bothersome, and they're always sticking out. Parents everywhere have been cutting tags out of clothing for years, tired of listening to kids complaining about them. Then, some smart marketer had a gre...

Summer fairs and food allergies

Depending on who you talk to, Summer officially started yesterday evening. In short order, the street fairs and other summer festivals are set to make their debuts, if they haven't already. Amidst all the fun, thrills and excitement, the lights and ...

Joy of pink eye

Perhaps you know of which I speak. The voice of experience warns to never, ever, ever go through pink eye again. Not getting it yourself, and certainly, most assuredly, not letting your kid get it again either. My fourteen-month-old son has had his...

Teen arrested for serving her mom salt

I remember once when I was about twelve years old I got mad at my mother and kicked her. Right in the shin. The regret set in the moment my foot made contact with her leg. I don't remember my punishment, but the guilt I felt over assaulting the woman...

Pregnancy-caused allergies?

One woman sees a link between her pregnancy and a recently-developed, and rather unusual, allergy. A woman who writes in to Dr. Rob on MSN Health and Fitness cannot eat fruit or vegetables with seeds that are cold or at room temperature. What's ev...

Good news for milk-allergic kids

Got milk? New research offers promise that kids with severe allergies to cow's milk might be able to answer "Yes!" with white-mustached mouths. Doctors conducting the research took 30 children with potentially life-threatening allergies to milk and e...

Insurance company cuts off girl allergic to food

I've known kids who were allergic to dairy products. I've known kids with allergies to peanuts, eggs, and a whole host of other things. I seem to be allergic to alcohol. But what if you were allergic to everything? What if the only things you could e...

Christmas tree allergy?

Yesterday we threw out my parents' Christmas tree. It's after Christmas so not such a big deal, but normally they keep one until New Year's Day. My mother thinks she is allergic to Christmas trees and has basically been sick ever since she and my ...

Peanuts vs tree nuts (hint: one is a legume)

If anyone had bothered to ask me about the possibility of this I could've settled the matter way before Reuters decided to pick it up. According to a recent article on the Reuters online site, children's (heck, anyone's) allergic reactions to cashew...

Consuming apples and fish during pregnancy keeps allergies, asthma at bay in children

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, women who consumed apples and fish while pregnant had children less likely to get asthma or ezcema, a skin condition produced by allergies. My husband and I were both particularly interested...

Allergy desensitization treatment: the aftermath

Today Archer (my four and a half year old) had her first desensitization treatment. These are a series of oral treatments given in a series. The idea is to reduce reactions to allergens by slowly increasing the levels. Sounds like a great plan eh? Ex...

Are you allergic to sex?

So, you want to have a baby. You've been dreaming about cribs and blankets for quite some time now. Only problem? Well, every time you have sex, you end up with red and swollen inner and outer vaginal areas. Could you be allergic to sex? According to...

Deadly peanut butter kiss: is the risk being exaggerated?

I've been watching the case of the 15-year-old girl with peanut allergies who it seemed died from a peanut butter laden kiss from her boyfriend. The coroner in the case has been releasing some further information, albeit vague, about the case saying ...

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